Breathe easy knowing that early detection saves lives
Until recently, the majority of lung tumors were diagnosed at an advanced stage, leading to few treatment options. Now, using the benefits of low-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT scan) for lung cancer screening, doctors are finding cancers sooner, when they are most treatable.
Early screening for patients at risk of lung cancer
Screening is used to identify cancer in people at high risk. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans for all adults who:
- Are between the ages of 55-80
- Have a 30-year smoking history
- Currently smoke or have not quit smoking in the last 15 years
Screening should be discontinued if you haven’t smoked in more than 15 years, or if you develop a medical condition that limits your life expectancy or the ability to have curative lung surgery.
To see if you are eligible for lung cancer screening using low-dose CT, please call Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) thoracic surgery at (844) 224-LUNG (5864). An office visit is required before your scan.